5th Test, Kennington Oval, London

England vs Australia

England 3rd Inn:286/10 (101.4)

Steven Finn 9 (14);
Peter Siddle* 24.4-12-35-4; Mitchell Marsh 16-4-56-2;

Last bat: Moeen Ali

Result: Australia won by an innings and 46 runs.

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England 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Adam Lyth c Clarke & b P Siddle 10 33 2 0 30.3
Alastair Cook(c) c Voges & b S Smith 85 234 11 0 36.32
Ian Bell c Clarke & b Mitchell Marsh 13 40 2 0 32.5
Joe Root c M Starc & b Johnson 11 30 1 0 36.67
Jonathan Bairstow c Voges & b N Lyon 26 48 5 0 54.17
Ben Stokes c Clarke & b N Lyon 0 4 0 0 0
Jos Buttler(wk) c M Starc & b Mitchell Marsh 42 107 4 0 39.25
Mark Wood lbw P Siddle 6 16 1 0 37.5
Moeen Ali c P Nevill & b P Siddle 35 57 6 0 61.4
Stuart Broad b P Siddle 11 28 1 0 39.29
Steven Finn not out 9 14 1 0 64.29
             
Extras(b - 12, lb - 18, w - 7, nb - 1)38
Total(286 all out in 101.4 overs)286 (2.81 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/19 (Adam Lyth, 12.1 ov.) 2/62 (Ian Bell, 25.3 ov.) 3/99 (Joe Root, 36.5 ov.)
4/140 (Jonathan Bairstow, 51.2 ov.) 5/140 (Ben Stokes, 51.6 ov.) 6/199 (Alastair Cook, 76.6 ov.)
7/221 (Mark Wood, 83.5 ov.) 8/223 (Jos Buttler, 86.2 ov.) 9/263 (Stuart Broad, 97.2 ov.)
10/286 (Moeen Ali, 101.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Johnson 16 2 65 1 4.06 (2w)
Mitchell Starc 16 4 40 0 2.5  
Nathan Lyon 28 7 53 2 1.89  
Peter Siddle 24.4 12 35 4 1.42  
Mitchell Marsh 16 4 56 2 3.5 (5w)
Steven Smith 1 0 7 1 7  
               

England 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Adam Lyth c M Starc & b P Siddle 19 42 4 0 45.24
Alastair Cook(c) b N Lyon 22 21 4 0 104.76
Ian Bell b P Siddle 10 42 1 0 23.81
Joe Root c P Nevill & b Mitchell Marsh 6 39 1 0 15.38
Jonathan Bairstow c N Lyon & b Johnson 13 15 1 0 86.67
Ben Stokes c P Nevill & b Mitchell Marsh 15 25 2 0 60
Jos Buttler(wk) b N Lyon 1 3 0 0 33.33
Moeen Ali c P Nevill & b Johnson 30 61 6 0 49.18
Stuart Broad c Voges & b Mitchell Marsh 0 4 0 0 0
Mark Wood c M Starc & b Johnson 24 41 6 0 58.54
Steven Finn not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 7, w - 0, nb - 1)9
Total(149 all out in 48.4 overs)149 (3.06 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/30 (Alastair Cook, 7.1 ov.) 2/46 (Adam Lyth, 12.2 ov.) 3/60 (Ian Bell, 23.3 ov.)
4/64 (Joe Root, 24.4 ov.) 5/83 (Jonathan Bairstow, 28.3 ov.) 6/84 (Jos Buttler, 29.2 ov.)
7/92 (Ben Stokes, 34.1 ov.) 8/92 (Stuart Broad, 34.5 ov.) 9/149 (Mark Wood, 48.3 ov.)
10/149 (Moeen Ali, 48.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Starc 8 3 18 0 2.25  
Mitchell Johnson 8.4 4 21 3 2.42  
Nathan Lyon 10 2 40 2 4  
Peter Siddle 13 5 32 2 2.46  
Mitchell Marsh 9 2 30 3 3.33  
               

Australia 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Rogers c Cook & b Mark Wood 43 100 7 0 43
David Warner c A Lyth & b M Ali 85 131 11 0 64.89
Steven Smith b Finn 143 252 17 2 56.75
Michael Clarke(c) c J Buttler & b Stokes 15 29 1 0 51.72
Adam Voges lbw Stokes 76 130 12 0 58.46
Mitchell Marsh c Bell & b Finn 3 13 0 0 23.08
Peter Nevill(wk) c J Buttler & b M Ali 18 27 3 0 66.67
Mitchell Johnson b M Ali 0 2 0 0 0
Mitchell Starc lbw Stokes 58 52 9 1 111.54
Peter Siddle c A Lyth & b Finn 1 9 0 0 11.11
Nathan Lyon not out 5 9 1 0 55.56
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 24, w - 6, nb - 3)34
Total(481 all out in 125.1 overs)481 (3.84 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/110 (Chris Rogers, 33.2 ov.) 2/161 (David Warner, 45.1 ov.) 3/186 (Michael Clarke, 54.4 ov.)
4/332 (Adam Voges, 92.6 ov.) 5/343 (Mitchell Marsh, 97.5 ov.) 6/376 (Peter Nevill, 105.3 ov.)
7/376 (Mitchell Johnson, 105.5 ov.) 8/467 (Steven Smith, 121.1 ov.) 9/475 (Mitchell Starc, 122.6 ov.)
10/481 (Peter Siddle, 125.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Stuart Broad 20 4 59 0 2.95  
Mark Wood 26 9 59 1 2.27 (2w)
Ben Stokes 29 6 133 3 4.59 (4w)
Steven Finn 29.1 7 90 3 3.09  
Moeen Ali 18 1 102 3 5.67  
Joe Root 3 0 13 0 4.33  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Warner, FOUR, dug in short and Warner is onto it in a flash, rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg, and it races away

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, first boundary for Chris Rogers in this game. Off his 43rd delivery. Very full and wide of off, Chris Rogers reached out and drove it along the ground through the vacant cover region

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, short of length outside off, Chris Rogers has rocked back and punched it wide of gully. Was in the air but in the gap. is a disappointed man and shakes his head. Was an airy fairy shot and Chris Rogers got away with that

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, nice punchy shot from the crease. It was a good length delivery outside off, Chris Rogers punched it wide of Stokes at point and the ball raced away. Came right off the middle of the bat

4

to Warner, FOUR, good work by Broad? No! Flicked wide of him at mid-on, he gives chase and tries to pull it back. But he was in contact with the cushions as he pulled it back. Slid and the feet were touching. The third umpire rules it as four

4

Ali to Chris Rogers, FOUR, first ball from Ali is fraction short from round the wicket, Chris Rogers rocks back and cuts it late, beats slip and backward point giving chase. Used the depth of the crease to play the shot. Executed it well

4

to Warner, FOUR, smashed! Not all that short outside off, Warner went back and muscled it wide of Broad at mid-on. Kept it down too and got a boundary

4

to Warner, FOUR, well played again. This one nips back in and cramps Warner for room, he rocks back and then steers it to the right of gully, beats the dive and races away. Controlled shot that one from Warner and he adjusted well at the last moment to play it wide of the fielder

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, no-one in the deep for the sweep and Warner gets four. It was tossed up on middle and leg, Warner kneels down and gets it away down to deep backward square leg. Middled that well

4

to Warner, FOUR, Clarke claps from the balcony after Warner reaches fifty. Full and outside off, he gets forward and drives wide of mid-off. This is his first fifty in the first innings of this Ashes series. All the other ones have come in the second essay. Raises his bat and acknowledges the cheers

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, that's a lovely shot from Warner. Another one that's full and angled across off, Warner leans into the drive and sends it uppishly through the cover region, no need to run for those

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, that's a beautiful shot! Pitched up outside off, Rogers opens the face of the bat and drives it in the gap between cover-point and backward point, races away to the fence in a jiffy

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, nicely done by Warner. It was a short of length delivery outside off, Warner hangs back, opens the face of the bat and guides it to the right of backward point, who can't stop the ball after diving to his right, the ball hurries across the turf and crashes into the fence in no time

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, lovely shot! 100 of the partnership comes up with this boundary. It was pitched up outside off, Rogers comes forward and drives it through the cover region, hits the fence in no time

4

Wood to Chris Rogers, FOUR, well played! This was overpitched just outside off, Rogers push-drives it to the left of mid-off and it races away to the fence

W

Wood to Chris Rogers, out Caught by Cook!! Finally, England have their first breakthrough. A short of length delivery angled across off, there is some extra bounce on the ball as Rogers looks to force it through the off-side off the back foot, he pokes at it away from his body and ends up getting a thick outside edge that flies to the left of Cook at first slip. The English captain moves across and gets both hands to it, the ball though pops out of his hands but he manages to take it on the second attempt. End of a gritty knock from Rogers. Chris Rogers c Cook b Wood 43(100) [4s-7]

4

to Warner, FOUR, short delivery on leg stump line, Warner tries to play a controlled pull, gets a top-edge that goes very fine and crashes into the fence in no time

4

to Smith, leg byes, FOUR, Smith once again shuffles across and fires in on middle and leg, Smith fails to glance it fine, the ball though runs away fine off the thigh pad, another four runs added to the Australian total

4

to Smith, FOUR, pitched up in the corridor of uncertainty, Smith went for the push, thick inside edge escapes the stumps and races away to the fine leg fence. It wasn't far away from the leg-stump, Smith got lucky there

4

to Warner, FOUR, crunched by Davey Warner! full and just outside off, Warner got into good position as he drives it past the non-striker, got it off the middle

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, too full from Ali, Warner bisected both the short cover fielders to perfection. Drove that hard and nice and got the desired result

4

to Smith, FOUR, brilliant stroke by Smith, full and in the slot, Smith presents the full face and drives it wide of mid-off. Looked in perfect position while executing the shot

W

Ali to Warner, out Caught by Lyth!! Warner's dream of scoring a century in this Ashes series might not come true. He was playing so well and he walks back disappointed. That's a soft, soft dismissal though, tossed up just outside off, Warner pushed it with hard hands, thick outside edge was nicely held by Lyth at first slip. Ali continues to pick wickets. Warner c Lyth b Ali 85(131) [4s-11]

4

Ali to Clarke, FOUR, that's Clarkey for you, the fearless batsman we've known for long. Advances and lofts this flighted delivery over mid-on, one bounce and into the ropes

W

to Clarke, out Caught by Buttler!! Clarke in his final Test is dismissed. It is again , who is the man of the moment for the hosts. It was a back of a length delivery that angled in and then seamed away from Clarke and the on-field umpire straightaway gave him out with Clarke getting the outside edge. However, Clarke went for the review and on the review it showed that there was a spike mark on RTS and the original decision was upheld. deserved that wicket as he also extracted bounce on that delivery. He certainly has that ability to produce magic deliveries from nowhere. Clarke c Buttler b 15(29) [4s-1]

4

to Smith, FOUR, oops! That was in the air. Smith tried to cut a short and wide delivery, but he couldn't keep it down and it goes wide of the man at gully for a boundary. Smith would have had his heart in his mouth for a second or two

4

to Smith, FOUR, good batting from Smith there. He gets on top of the bounce and keeps his wrists down to cut this short and wide delivery through backward point for a four

4

Ali to Smith, FOUR, loosener from Ali as he bowls a half-volley, Smith is a fine player of spin and certainly won't miss out on such gifts. He drives it through extra cover to collect a boundary

4

to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets to his 13th fifty. He has played with calmness in this innings and deserved that fifty. Coming back to the ball, it was a very full delivery, Smith just leant into the drive and collected a four through the cover-region

6

Ali to Smith, SIX, superb use of feet from Smith there. He came down the track to a flighted delivery from Ali, got close to the pitch of the ball and essayed a loft over long-off for a six

4

to Voges, FOUR, width on offer from , Voges takes a heavy toll of it by cutting it square of the wicket on the off-side for a boundary

4

to Voges, FOUR, now that was a gift of a delivery from . It turns out to be a high full toss, Voges just drives it through backward point for a boundary. Maybe was trying the inswinger there

4

Ali to Smith, FOUR, tossed up delivery and outside off, Smith tries to drive, gets a thick outside edge that rolls away through square third man. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, but can't get to it

4

Wood to Smith, FOUR, from wide of the crease, Wood bowls this one short and wide, Smith takes a full toll of it by bringing out the cut and collects a boundary through third man. He is keeping his wrists down while trying to play the cut shot now

4

to Voges, FOUR, brilliant stroke by Voges, flicked it handsomely off his pads, very full and on middle and off, Voges times the flick wide of mid-on. Mark Wood gave the chase but in vain

4

to Voges, FOUR, angled in on middle and leg, Voges helps it on its way towards the fine leg fence. Fine leg fielder was wide and had absolutely no chance of stopping that

OT

to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, full delivery on the pads, Smith falls on the flick as he shuffled across. Looked close to the naked eye but was comfortably missing leg. and Cook were confident as they went for the review

4

to Voges, FOUR, sprays this one onto Voges' pads, he clips it behind square on the leg-side and collects a boundary for himself

4

to Voges, FOUR, another boundary for Voges, but this time off the thick outside edge. Pitched on a good length and in the channel outside off, Voges looks to block off the front foot, outside edge rolls between second slip and the gully fielder

4

to Smith, FOUR, here we go again, lost count on number of edges that haven't carried today. Very full and in the slot, Smith edged the flashy drive which fell short of second slip. Sneaked through the gap and raced away into the third man fence

4

to Voges, FOUR, woah! That's a good hit by Voges, leans forward and flicks this full delivery through mid-wicket, no need to run for those

4

to Voges, FOUR, well, Voges is a tad lucky there. It was a short delivery that was bowled outside off, Voges goes for the pull, but it was in the air. Bairstow at square leg dives to his right and tries to pouch the catch, but it goes past him for a four

OT

to Smith, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery that angles back into the right-hander. extracts extra bounce on that delivery too. Smith tries to work it through the on-side, gets hit on the body. The stand between the two is now 100

4

to Voges, FOUR, 50 for Voges. Fraction short outside off, Voges went back and cut that hard wide of backward point. The fielder didn't move at all. A raise of the bat and a handshake with Smith. Nice innings from the Western Australian

4

Wood to Smith, FOUR, first runs for Smith this morning. Full and wide outside off, Smith leans into the cover drive and places it in the gap. Nice looking shot as it raced away

4

Wood to Voges, FOUR, that's a good pull shot. Short on the stumps, near the stomach and Voges pulls to deep backward square leg, beats Moeen Ali at long leg

4

to Voges, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Voges likes it there, clipped through square leg and it runs away

4

to Voges, FOUR, when the bad ball comes, Voges puts it away, short and wide outside off, Voges stands tall and cuts square of the wicket, no-one out there and it is a boundary

4

to Smith, FOUR, patience pays for Smith. He waited for the loose ball and when it came he cuts it square of the wicket, short and wide outside off, Smith hits the gap. Moves into the nineties

W

to Voges, out Lbw!! That came out of nowhere and has cut short Voges' innings. Nipped back in sharply and caught Voges on the crease, struck below the kneeroll and that was plumb. Dharmasena had the finger up in a jiffy. A review wasted by Voges. Voges lbw b 76(130) [4s-12]

4

to Smith, FOUR, full and outside off, Smith reaches out and drives, wide of cover and gets a boundary. Smith was stretching out to reach the pitch and managed to put it away. Just a hit away from another Test hundred

W

to Mitchell Marsh, out Caught by Bell!! There it is. is relieved. He has his 100th Test wicket. Nice delivery, outside off and lifting, Mitchell Marsh went to defend and the thick outside edge carried well to Bell at second slip who reverse-cupped it above his head. This time they don't check for the no-ball. celebrates. Mitchell Marsh c Bell b 3(13)

4

to Nevill, FOUR, knows it is a poor delivery and walks back in disappointment, down leg, easy for Nevill as he helps it on its away beating long leg who was very square. Nice gift to get off the mark

OT

Ali to Smith, 1 run, 100 for Smith. Stokes fumbled at mid-on and that allowed the quick single to be taken. It was wristed to the right of Stokes and if not for the fumble would've been a tight run. A kiss of the crest on the helmet. Clarke claps as do the others in the dressing room

6

Ali to Smith, SIX, now Smith uses his feet and gets six. To the pitch of the ball and he lofts it nicely and over long-off. Clean strike. The extension of the arms to generate the power as Smith went through the line of the ball

4

Ali to Smith, FOUR, down leg again, nurdled wide of leg-slip and beats the dive of Broad at backward square, he gets up and gives the chase, but can't pull it back. Tried to boot it back and couldn't. Cook manages a smile

4

to Nevill, FOUR, Nevill comes down the track and flicks over mid-wicket, shouts of 'catch' but Nevill got it in the gap, beats the chase from the fielder

4

Ali to Nevill, FOUR, thick outside edge on the drive but it beats slip to his right. The man was wrong-footed and the edge went to ground quickly. It was tossed up outside off and Nevill went for the drive

W

Ali to Nevill, out Caught by Buttler!! Once again Nevill is caught down the leg-side. In this series he was out like that to the seamer, now to a spinner. Short and down leg, Nevill went to pull and the ball brushed the underside of the glove and an excellent catch by Buttler. He moved well and took it without any fuss. Dar raised the finger and Nevill walked off. Replays show that glove was involved. Nevill c Buttler b Ali 18(27) [4s-3]

W

Ali to Johnson, out Bowled!! Ali gets two in one over. Pitched middle and beats Johnson's forward defence, slight turn away and that castles Johnson. Johnson was playing inside the line of that and hears the death rattle. That will be lunch as well. Johnson b Ali 0(2)

4

Wood to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets going with a cracking pull shot. He has so much time to play the shot. Back of a length around off, Smith swivels and pulls in front of square, no one in the deep to stop that

4

Ali to Starc, FOUR, poor delivery from Ali, short and outside off, Starc gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square of the wicket, no one at sweeper to stop that

4

Ali to Starc, FOUR, Starc picks up another boundary, but it was not convincing. Lovely drift on this off-break, Starc drives away from the body, slices it uppishly through cover-point, Root gives chase only to come second

4

Ali to Smith, FOUR, ends the over with a boundary. It was a nicely tossed up on the stumps, Smith kneels down and bottom edges the sweep to long leg, Broad had a long way to run, he gets there, dives but the ball escapes to the fence

4

Wood to Starc, FOUR, lovely drive! It was fullish and outside off, Starc drives it on the up, was in the air but there was no one at extra cover, the ball races away to the fence

4

Ali to Starc, FOUR, that was a gift and Ali once again concedes a boundary off the last ball. Rank long hop outside off, Starc picked his spot and cut it in front of square on the off-side, no need to run for those

4

to Smith, FOUR, Smith seems to be toying with the bowling. He saw that there was no one at third man, waits for the back of a length delivery, opens the bat face and steers it wide of Cook at first slip, who dived in vain

6

Ali to Starc, SIX, that's muscled! Good one by Starc, waited for the tossed up delivery on off and smacked it high and over the long-on fence. Stand and admire stuff

4

Ali to Starc, FOUR, Davey Warner must be loving watching this stuff from the dressing room, flighted delivery again, Starc leans and slogs it over mid-on, middled it well

D

to Starc, 1 run, arm-ball on the pads, Starc flicks it unconvincingly, Mark Wood at backward square leg dived full length to his right, got both hands to it but couldn't hold on. Once he got there, he should've held on. Definitely carried to him

4

to Smith, leg byes, FOUR, loopy full toss down leg, Smith went for the slog, missed and ball runs away off the pad into the fine leg fence

4

to Starc, FOUR, length ball on the stumps, Starc looked to defend. Gets a thick outside edge which dribbles through gully for a four

4

to Starc, FOUR, Starc is nearing his fifty already, on the pads, Starc flicks it through the mid-wicket region for another boundary, timed it very well

OT

to Starc, 1 run, fifty for Starc, this could prove to be a crucial innings. Clarke and co. applaud the knock from the dressing room, Starc gets there with a push towards backward point

4

to Smith, FOUR, this is deliberate from Smith, opens the face of the bat and guides this short of a length delivery wide of the slip cordon. There was no third man and it raced away

W

to Smith, out Bowled!! ohhhhh boy! Finally England get the wicket of Steven Smith, he walks back to a standing ovation. Steven badly deserved this wicket, got him out on 92 but that was a no-ball though. Length delivery outside off, Smith flashes hard and drags it back onto the stumps. So, can we see the declaration coming, Clarke?? Smith b 143(252) [4s-17 6s-2]

4

to Starc, FOUR, angled across around off, Starc goes for the drive with laden feet, thick outside edge dribbles wide of the fourth slip fielder, lucky runs these for Starc and Australia

4

to Starc, FOUR, fuller and in the slot, Starc leans forward a tad and goes for the square drive, ball raced away as Starc middled it

W

to Starc, out Lbw!! Full and slanting into the pads of Starc, that ball swung too. Starc looked to drive and missed, gets rapped on the back pad. appeals but Dharma is unmoved, they ponder about the review and go for it, It proved to be a fruitful one though. Starc got hit on the back pad knee roll. Pitching - in line, impact - in line, hitting - leg-stump. So Dharma has to reverse his decision and it will be 'OUT'. This is only the second occasion in this Ashes series that an onfield verdict is reversed. Starc lbw b 58(52) [4s-9 6s-1]

OT

to Siddle, 1 run, run-out chance missed, Siddle turns this to the right of short mid-wicket and ran for a quick single, Bairstow picked it up at short mid-wicket and fired a throw at the bowler's end, missed it. Siddle wasn't even in the picture

4

to Lyon, FOUR, Lyon has a wry smile after middling the shot, full and outside off. Driven like a top-order batsman wide of mid-off, even is pleased with that shot

W

to Siddle, out Caught by Lyth!! There it is, the final wicket. Fullish and around the off-stump line, Siddle went too deep inside the crease to drive, thick outside edge flies to the right of gully. Lyth dives full length and grabs a well-judged catch. So 481 it is, Clarke must be happy with the score after being asked to bat under overcast conditions. Siddle c Lyth b 1(9)

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